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Biochemistry Program Overview

The defining characteristic of the Biochemistry program at King is its interdisciplinary nature that provides the student with a strong foundation in both biology and chemistry.

Our Biochemistry program combines classroom and laboratory experience in both Biology and the Chemistry. It integrates a strong understanding of chemical and biological principles and quantitative problem solving while developing hands-on research skills.

  • A Biochemistry major provides a student maximum flexibility in career options, including graduate programs in most areas of chemistry and biology.
  • The Biochemistry program emphasizes the laboratory experience.
  • Internship/Research experience is strongly encouraged, and your advisor and the Career Placement office will help you identify a suitable internship.
  • The Science Seminar program will help you develop oral and written science communication skills.

The Biochemistry degree provides students with an opportunity to study both the disciplines of Biology and Chemistry in a highly integrated fashion within the School of Arts and Sciences at King. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of Biochemistry, it is one of the most versatile degrees in the natural sciences.

King University Program - Biochemistry
Jobs for Biochemistry Professionals
Chemical TechnicianPharmacy and Pharmacology
DentistryPharmaceutical Sales
EducationPhysical Therapy
Government laboratory workQuality Control Analyst
Graduate ResearchVeterinary Medicine

Mission and Vision for King’s Biochemistry Program

The Biochemistry program seeks to train the next generation of young people with an interest in the interface between chemistry and biology. The coursework integrates chemical and biological concepts with laboratory techniques and best practices to develop graduates who are prepared for a variety of scientific career possibilities.

Biochemistry Coursework

  • To view all required courses for a BS in Biochemistry, click here.
  • For biology course descriptions, click here.
  • For Chemistry course descriptions, click here.
Questions? Contact our faculty.
Laura Ong
Associate Professor of Biology
Simeon Pickard
Professor and Chair of Chemistry
Kelly Vaughan
Chair & Associate Professor of Biology